Archive for January, 2012

Gorgeous Designer Swimwear Brand Seaspray Joins IndependentBoutique.com!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Here at IndependentBoutique.com we are very excited to bring you another gorgeous designer brand, a very warm welcome to Seaspray! Here's a little more info from the company themselves.....

If you've ever struggled to find swimwear that looks stunning as well as fitting perfectly then you're about to discover a mini-miracle. Seaspray brings you the very latest in catwalk inspired fashion swimwear and beachwear, ingeniously crafted to fit every woman's unique shape.

Gone are the days of “one size fits all” swimsuits that cut in and stick out in all the wrong places. We apply 25 years' experience to bring you exciting swimwear and beachwear designs that will make you feel simply gorgeous. Then we weave in discreet tailoring secrets that slim, flatten and flatter for body confidence you never thought possible. Read More.....

Aiyna Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Aiyna - Rose Gold Lovebirds Pendant

IndependentBoutique.com are thrilled to announced another amazing  jewellery brand has joined our site, we welcome Aiyna! Aiyna graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2009 and has since trained in prestigious companies such as Cartier and Boodles. Designed for Leblas, London and recently received her Graduate Gemology Diploma at GIA London. She has a passion for fine jewellery, precious gems and good craftsmanship. Aiyna creates beautiful and rarely bashful pieces inspired by textures and shapes in her surroundings. Her jewellery is luxurious, curvaceous and striking, each piece is a statement. Read More.....

Cocoa Cashmere Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

IndependentBoutique.com is proud to welcome luxury cashmere brand Cocoa Cashmere to our site.

The design duo behind Cocoa Cashmere are Susan and Catherine, Fashion Designer and Retail Expert, who share a genuine passion for cashmere. They decided to launch Cocoa Cashmere as they felt that as consumers they weren’t being offered contemporary design and superb quality. They want to create a range that appeals not only to themselves but every other fashion conscious woman like them. Read More.....

IndependentBoutique.com Featured in Manchester Evening News

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Did you catch us in the Manchester Evening News last week? http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/business/s/1470661_independentboutiquecom-boss-champions-young-talent

Boss lady Vicky explains how she came up with idea for IndependentBoutique.com and the site's success since it's launch last year.
Knitwear designer Victoria Le Marquand is championing the best of young, up-and-coming talent via her online fashion store, IndependentBoutique.com. Victoria, 34, said she developed the site to help undiscovered designers to showcase their collections alongside well-known brands. IndependentBoutique.com was launched last May and sells clothing, jewellery and accessories.

Victoria also runs her own cashmere label, Marmalade, making designer knitwear for boutiques and even Harrods. She said: “There is so much undiscovered talent out there and I wanted to give designers a platform to sell their latest trends alongside other brands. “The idea for IndependentBoutique began after I was approached by other sites to sell my brand, Marmalade. “But they were not really suitable for me. My brand, although small, is well-established, and I wanted to sell it alongside other high-end brands that were focused on fashion. Read More.....

Fine Bag Designer Esther Porter Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Esther Porter purveyor of fine bags has now joined IndependentBoutique.com.

Esther Porter bags are designed and handmade in England from meticulously-sourced materials. Each bag is individually made, the old-fashioned way, in an East London leathercraft workshop ten minutes’ cycle from our design studio. Using the artisan techniques of hand cutting, weaving and machining that have otherwise been lost in the mass production line, each bag is a modern reworking of a classic bag design. Read More.....

seven gauge studios Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

We are pleased to announce that knitted accessories label seven gauge studios has started selling with us at IndependentBoutique.com. Creator Joy Bates shares with us her background, inspiration and advice.

How do you describe to people what you do and your design style?

I design knitted fashion and home accessories. My designs have a nostalgic feel but are in unexpected colour combinations………..

What sort of comments do you get about your designs?

That my pattern and use of colour is unique, the products are well made with great attention to detail. “Not afraid to use colour!” Read More.....

Brits Dazzle at The Golden Globes

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Kate Winslet a Jenny Packham gown

Irdis Elba accepts his award

 

It was a good year for us Brits at The Golden Globes. Downton Abbey took home the award Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television, whilst Kate Winslet bagged a gong for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television for Mildred Pierce, and Idris Elba won the male equivalent for Luther.  And Christopher Plummer won the supporting-actor Golden Globe for his role as an elderly widower who comes out as gay in the father-son drama Beginners. Read More.....

Jewellery Designer Jane Gowans Joins IndependentBoutique.com

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

 

Here at IndependentBoutique.com we are thrilled to announce that Scottish-based contemporary jeweller Jane Gowans has joined our ever-growing site! Jane Gowans is on a mission to present everyone with the opportunity to wear accessories they truly love. A passion for contemporary experimentation and traditional craft practice results in simple, stylish pieces that engage male and female audiences alike. Read More.....

How to Beat Those January Blues

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

 

We all know January is a rubbish kind of month. You've probably eaten a little too much over Christmas and the only thing that seems a little lighter is your purse! So we thought we would suggest a few ways to brighten up your January - it's not that bleak you know! Read More.....

Carmen Woods ‘Olea’ Makes its TV Debut!

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

BBC'S 'Hustle'

 

 

If you tuned in to BBC One on Sunday night you would have caught a glimpse of Carmen Woods' 'Olea' bag making its TV debut in the long running BBC series 'Hustle' now in its 8th season. Read More.....